Discovered at an open-mike night when Dig Music’s owner happened to be there, singer/songwriter Jackie Greene is a captivating performer who works well in simple, sparse environments. The California native worked countless clubs and bars before his discovery. A multi-instrumentalist, Greene played most of the instruments on his debut record, Gone Wanderin’. A soulful bit of roots music, the album brought him to a national audience and sprung him into a college tour during the fall of 2002. Rusty Nails, a collection of self-produced material from 2001, was released by Dig in 2003, followed by the live-in-the-studio DVD video Broken Hearts Dusty Roads in 2004. Sweet Somewhere Bound appeared on Dig later that same year, and was licensed to Verve, which reissued it in 2005. Produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, his first proper album for Verve, American Myth, appeared in 2006. In 2008, Greene released Giving Up the Ghost, his first album for 429 Records.